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What not to do at night...

Old 05-21-2011, 12:30 PM
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Default What not to do at night...

Ok setting is my favorite section of twisties out in the boonies...

-I do a spirited run to check for road debris before i push it (good)
-take a break at the end (good)
-take off with my low beams on (ok)
-realized I cant see **** and forgot to put my high beams on (bad)
-Target fixate on where my high beams flashed, and ride into the other lane(really bad)
-lean harder to bring myself back into my lane, while not looking where i want to be( bad)
-accelerate slightly, scrape peg, everythings ok...

I broke the stock collar/bolt/scraper thing on the footrest, any one ever bother to replace it?
Old 05-21-2011, 01:40 PM
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Do a track day. And no.
Old 05-22-2011, 01:51 PM
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+1 on the track day. Not sure about your neck of the woods, but here we have things called deer and elk. A few other little creatures that haven't been taught to look both ways before crossing. Ride at night in the hills , sure thing,a full moon off the canyon walls is surreal. JAM at night? not on my life !
Believe me chief, high beams or not you're not likely to see them.
...and yeah, I'd replace the touch down when you get around to it..
Old 06-10-2011, 02:49 PM
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I would its basically a bolt so the price should be minimal but its there for a reason. As your tipped into a bend your foot and peg get nearer to the floor if you lean really far or you back wheel slips out your peg will hit the deck and there is a chance that if yuor foot does too it will get pulled under the peg. The part your talking about lifts your peg and foot at the same time hopefully saving your foot
Old 06-25-2011, 07:58 PM
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Riding at night around here in illinois is kinda freaky. like what was previously stated.. some critters dont look both ways before crossing. i dont wanna ramp a raccoon or plow into a deer.
Old 06-25-2011, 09:21 PM
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I ride in S Houston where we have these things called street lights, I still get supprised by a stray dog or cat and even a few stray humans.
Hit a track day or ride in a group during daylight. Crash off the road at night out there in the sticks and how long will you lay there before someone finds you?
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